State-owned farmer Pāmu has been able to reduce nitrogen input on its Waimakariri dairy farm while maintaining milk and grass production, by using fertigation – the application of fertiliser through irrigation.
According to Pamu’s website, Joy is one of a six-member committee helping in its “rejuvenation strategy”.
Have Pamu directors and managers read Joy’s recent opinion article in The New York Times where he blames dairy for rising nitrate levels in rivers and rubbishes NZ’s claim to a clean green environment?
Rightly, dairy industry leaders have labelled Joy’s article “un-Kiwi”. Let’s see if Pamu thinks along the same lines.